Discography & Downloads



Beyond The C (2016)

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Steve Koven – piano

Rob Clutton – bass

Anthony Michelli – drums

 

Free MP3 Track:
Ambrosia

Beyond The C is the trio’s tenth Cd.  Recorded at His House-Innsbruck Studio in Brooklyn NY.  Co produced by Grammy & Academy Award winning producer, Roman Klun

“The recording showcases some thrilling instrumental performances from all three players, beautiful melodies and songs capable of sweeping the listener away.” -Ruth Schweitzer, CJN

  1.  Beyond The C  (Steve Koven)
  2.  The Learned  (Steve Koven)
  3.  Mist-ic   (Steve Koven)
  4.  Ambrosia  (Steve Koven)
  5.  Lily Love    (Steve Koven)
  6.  Bathsheba (Steve Koven)
  7.  Swamp Water Bullfrog  (Steve Koven)
  8.  Merida  (Steve Koven)
  9.  Brooklyn  (Steve Koven)
  10.  Waterfall  (Steve Koven)
  11.  Moments (Steve Koven)

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Solo Retrospective (2014)

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Steve Koven – piano

Free MP3 Track:
Mist-ic

“Solo Retrospective is terrific, a major work” – Dick Hyman

‘Steve Koven takes us on a musical journey on Solo Retrospective, his 10th release and debut solo CD. Sometimes to a very specific place’.  Susan Minuk – Toronto Star

“You don’t need to be a jazz aficionado to appreciate this beautiful, accessible album”. -Ruth Schweitzer, The CJN

“Solo Retrospective” is a moving musical journey which brings concise beauty into each performance and leaves the listener craving for more upon listening” – Conrad Gayle

 

1. Mist-ic (Steve Koven)
2. Little Dance (Steve Koven)
3. Une Nuit Dete (Steve Koven)
4. 5 O’Clock Omelette (Steve Koven)
5. The Vest (Steve Koven)
6. Artists (Steve Koven)
7. Cervantino (Steve Koven)
8. Resurgence Revisited (Steve Koven)
9. Lolaland (Steve Koven)
10. Lily (Steve Koven)
11. Everything (Steve Koven)
12. Lifetime (Steve Koven)

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20 (2013)

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Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Anthony Michelli – Drums

 

Free MP3 Track:
Cervantino

“The band celebrate two decades together on their new collection of feel-good tunes that emphasize Koven’s vibrant piano-playing.” – Samantha Edwards, Now Magazine

“Steve Koven is a crisp modern stylist, an ebullient musician who can move handily from infectious Latin jazz to probing ballads and complex three-way dialogues with the members of his long-standing trio.” – Stuart Broomer – WholeNote Magazine

 

 

1. Cervantino (Steve Koven)
2. Flo (Steve Koven)
3. Luscious Lady Lil (S. Koven)
4. Lolaland (Steve Koven)
5. Left or Right? (Steve Koven)
6. Twenty (Steve Koven)
7. Bongo Bob (Steve Koven)
8. This Time Next Year ( Steve Koven)
9. Mrs. Sarnicky (Steve Koven)
10. Artists (Steve Koven)

The CD package also includes an award winning self produced documentary DVD

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Alone Together (2010)

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Steve Koven – piano
Rob Clutton – bass
Anthony Michelli – drums

Free MP3 Track:
All of You

“This vibrant and creative recording showcases the unique interplay and developed sound of a true working trio that has been in existence for almost two decades” – Salem Music International

“Group recordings are frequently one-offs, but often better are units that stay together, like pianist Steve koven’s team that’s been an item for almost two decades” – Geoff Chapman, Wholenote Magazine

1. Alone Together (Dietz & Schwartz)
2. Indiana (MacDonald & Hanley)
3. All of You (Cole Porter)
4. Snowy Maple (Rob Clutton)
5. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Fats Waller)
6. Straight No Chaser (Thelonius Monk)
7. My Sweet Lily (Steve Koven)
8. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)
9. Twang Tune (Anthony Michelli)
10. Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson)

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The Sound Of Songs (2008)

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Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Anthony Michelli – Drums

Free MP3 Track:
Mr. Springer

“The Sound of Songs is a prime example of why pianist Koven and bandmates Rob Clutton on bass and Anthony Michelli on drums have long been considered one of Canada’s pre-eminent jazz groups”
-Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf, CJN

“Pianist Steve Koven is both reflective and forward-looking on his seventh CD, ‘The Sound of Songs’ ”
-Geoff Chapman, CODA Magazine

1. The Sound of Songs (Steve Koven)
2. Mr. Springer (Steve Koven)
3. Cameo (Steve Koven)
4. Crawfish (Steve Koven)
5. The Universe Loves Lily (Steve Koven)
6. Little Dance (Steve Koven)
7. Bungalow Blues (Steve Koven)
8. Honey-Do (Steve Koven)
9. Faith’s Dream (Steve Koven)

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Resurgence (2006)

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Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Anthony Michelli – Drums

Free MP3 Track:
023

“Bogota” was chosen by famous Japanese jazz historian, Mr. Yasukuni Terashima, as one of the best original jazz tracks of 2007
-Disk Union, Tokyo Japan

1. 023 (Steve Koven)
2. Bogota Intro (Steve Koven)
3. Bogota (Steve Koven)
4. No Blues (Steve Koven)
5. Lily (Steve Koven)
6. Take the “A” Train (Billy Strayhorn & D. Ellington)
7. Simply Sleepy (Anthony Michelli)
8. Resurgence (Steve Koven)
9. Fitzroy (Steve Koven)
10. Moody on Garnet (Rob Clutton)

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All The Time In The World (2004)

All The Time In The World - Album Cover

Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Anthony Michelli – Drums

Free MP3 Track:
Bésame Mucho

“A wonderful recording that offers rich understated rewards.”
— Michael Clifton, Toronto Downtown Jazz

“The best yet, eight tracks that show off new subtleties and grace and nod frequently to classical structure to go with the unit’s trademark energy … a seriously slick entry that stresses maturity rather than fireworks.”
— Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star

1. Hon Fleur (Steve Koven)
2. Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael)
3. Hole Town (Steve Koven)
4. Bésame Mucho (Consuelo Velázquez)
5. Valley Road (Steve Koven)
6. Blues For You (Steve Koven)
7. Because (Rob Clutton)
8. Leaving (Koven, Clutton, Michelli)

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Lifetime (2002)

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Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Anthony Michelli – Drums

Free MP3 Track:
Bajan Honk

“The Steve Koven Trio’s version of All The Things You Are is one of the most thoughtful renditions I have ever heard”
— Ross Porter, CBC Radio

“All the standards get distinctive treatment (notably a laid back After You’ve Gone) on an entertaining session marking a major move up the ladder of skilful perfomance.”
— Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

1. Lifetime (S. Koven)
2. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (D. Ellington)
3. Bajan Honk (S. Koven)
4. Don’t Forget Flossie (S. Koven)
5. All The Things You Are (J. Kern)
6. St. Thomas (S. Rollins)
7. After You’ve Gone (Creamer & Layton)
8. Snapshot (S. Koven)
9. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Bagard & Green)

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Not By The Elbows (2000)

Not By The Elbows - Album Cover

Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Anthony Michelli – Drums

Free MP3 Track:
Une Nuit D'Ete

“Koven’s orginal composition, Rachael’s Waltz, is nothing short of homage to Peterson’s rendition of Hymn To Freedom.”
— Time Out (London)

1. Bug’s Blues (S. Koven)
2. Sunny Side Of The Street (D. Fields – J. McHugh)
3. Une Nuit D’Ete (S. Koven)
4. Caravan (D. Ellington)
5. Not By The Elbows (S. Koven)
6. GAK (Koven, Clutton, Michelli)
7. Take It To The Limit (Henley, Frey, Meisner)
8. Rachael’s Waltz ( S. Koven)
9. Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)

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Sandbox (1999)

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Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Harvey Pipher – Drums

Free MP3 Track:
Honeysuckle Rose

1. Summertime (Gershwin)
2. The Vest (S. Koven)
3. Blue In Green (M. Davis)
4. Honeysuckle Rose (F. Waller)
5. Well You Needn’t (T. Monk)
6. It’s Easy To Remember (Rogers and Hart)
7. Oleo (S. Rollins)
8. In A Mellow Tone (D. Ellington)
9. Solar (M. Davis)

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Live At The Senator (1997)

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Steve Koven – Piano
Rob Clutton – Bass
Harvey Pipher – Drums

Because this album is currently out of print, all seven tracks are available as high-quality MP3s. You may download or listen to the tracks individually or get them all in a Zip file using the link below.

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1. Rudy’s Playhouse (S. Koven)
2. Caravan (D. Ellington)
3. Old Folks (Robinson – Hill)
4. Tenor Madness (S. Rollins)
5. Nardis (M. Davis)
6. Body And Soul (Green)
7. Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson)

Entire Record (zip file)